1894 New South Wales rugby union tour of New Zealand

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1894 New South Wales rugby union tour of New Zealand
Summary
P W D L
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12 04 00 08
Test match
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The 1894 New South Wales tour of New Zealand was a rugby union tour of New Zealand undertaken by the New South Wales (NSW) representative side. During the tour NSW played matches against provincial New Zealand sides, and one against a representative New Zealand team.

New South Wales won four of the matches, including the inter-colonial match against New Zealand, and lost the other eight.

Summary[edit]

The New South Wales team, known as "Cornstalks",[1] played their twelve tour matches in only one month, they lost all their matches against North Island sides, but in the South Island lost only one match—against Canterbury.[2] Their wins in the South Island included the only match against New Zealand, which was an 8–6 victory in Christchurch. Reflecting on the tour after returning to Australia, members of the team claimed that the wet weather they experienced in the North Island accounted for their poor results there, with the New Zealander's displaying much better ball handling skills in such weather.[3]

Matches[edit]

Scores and results list New South Wales' points tally first:[2]

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
Auckland 11 14 25 August 1894 Auckland Tour Match[4]
North Island 3 15 29 August 1894 Auckland Tour Match[5]
Taranaki 6 21 1 September 1894 New Plymouth Tour Match[6]
Wanganui - Manawatu 0 13 3 September 1894 Recreation Ground, Palmerston North Tour Match[7][8]
Hawke's Bay 12 17 5 September 1894 Napier Tour Match[9]
Wellington 5 9 8 September 1894 Newtown Park, Wellington Tour Match[10]
South Canterbury 23 0 10 September 1894 Timaru Tour Match[11]
Canterbury 3 11 13 September 1894 Lancaster Park, Christchurch Tour Match[12]
New Zealand XV 8 6 15 September 1894 Lancaster Park, Christchurch Tour Match [13][14]
West Coast 20 6 19 September 1894 Greymouth Tour Match[15]
Nelson Bays 13 4 22 September 1894 Nelson Tour Match[16]
Wairarapa 3 21 25 September 1894 Wairarapa Tour Match[17]

Touring party[edit]

The New South Wales Rugby Union selected 25 players to represent the colony on tour, however according to Sydney's Evening News although "the names of some really first-class players are included in the team it cannot be called a thoroughly representative one" due to the absence of a number of players.[18] The team were:[19]

  • Alcock (Wallaroo)
  • Barry (Orange)
  • Brand (Armidale)
  • Bliss (Armidale)
  • Clayton (Orange)
  • Cupples (Pirates)
  • Carson (Orange)
  • Cobb (Newcastle)
  • Dibbs (Wallaroo)
  • Edwards (Newcastle)
  • Galloway (Randwick)
  • Henlen (Randwick)
  • Hanna (Paddington)
  • Lane (Wallaroo)
  • Lohan (Orange)
  • Lusk (Pirates)
  • McMahon (Randwick)
  • Parish (Randwick)
  • Ranken (Bathurst)
  • Riley (Randwick)
  • Surman (Randwick)
  • Sawyer (University)
  • Scott (Wallaroo)
  • Walsh (Pirates)
  • Wyburd (Bathurst)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New South Wales v. Auckland". Auckland Star. 14 August 1894. p. 2. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Intercolonial football—Visit of the New South Wales footballers". Auckland Star. 4 October 1894. p. 2. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "New South Wales football team—Return from New Zealand". Auckland Star. 9 October 1894. p. 2. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "New South Wales v. Auckland". Auckland Star. 27 August 1894. p. 3. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "North Island v. New South Wales". Evening Post. 30 August 1894. p. 4. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Intercolonial match — N.S. Wales v. Taranaki". Taranaki Herald. 1 September 1894. p. 2. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Visit of the New South Wales team". Wanganui Chronicle. 4 September 1925. p. 2. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Visit of the New South Wales team—The match". Wanganui Chronicle. 4 September 1925. p. 2. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Tour of the New South Wales team". Otago Witness. 13 September 1894. p. 32. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Football—New South Wales v. Wellington". Evening Post. 10 September 1894. p. 3. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "Football—The New South Wales team". The Press. Christchurch. 11 September 1894. p. 5. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "New South Wales v. Canterbury". Fielding Star. 14 September 1894. p. 2. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "21st All Black game". New Zealand Rugby. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "New South Wales defeat New Zealand rugby union team". Otago Daily Times. 17 September 1894. p. 4. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "New South Wales v. West Coast". Evening Post. 26 September 1894. p. 4. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "New South Wales defeat Nelson". Auckland Star. 20 September 1894. p. 3. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  17. ^ "New South Wales v. Wairarapa". Evening Post. 26 September 1894. p. 4. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  18. ^ "Football—Team for New Zealand". Evening News. Sydney. 15 August 1894. p. 2. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  19. ^ "Arrival of the New South Wales team". New Zealand Herald. 24 August 1894. Retrieved 19 March 2017.